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Child forms & focus

Posted on 1998-06-23
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I use child forms to show dbgrids and when I want to add new records to the database I show a form with modal 1; when in that form I have to show an error I use msgbox and that's the problem; when I close the msgbox the focus goes to the modal form, but when I close that form the focus goes to another application and my application is minimized instead of going to the child form. How can I change that and get the focus in the child form but without loosing the focus my application. I'm ussing VB5. Thanks.
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Question by:girona
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by:raygibbins
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When you show the child form try the following

frmChild.Show vbModal, Me

Where ME is the parent form

Do you have code that minimizes the parent form ?
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by:girona
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I've tried raygibbins solution and it doesn't work. I obtain an error about I can't show a child in modal way.
I don't have any code to minimize the main form, it minimizes itself when I show a msgbox and close the modal form.
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Dalin earned 100 total points
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goirona,
This is a Microsoft bug.
Check out:
BUG: Focus Does Not Return to an MDI parent form
http://support.microsoft.com/support/kb/articles/q180/7/47.asp
There is the explanation and a resolution.
Regards
Dalin
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girona

Sorry did not realise it was an MDI application

Try setting the WindowState property of all MDIchild forms to
2 - Maximized , in the properties window.
Or set them in code to vbMaximized
     
When you show an MDIChild window, then all other MDIChild forms take on the same WindowsState as the Active MDIChild


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